Brian J. Aungst, Jr.

Concentrating his practice in the areas of health care law, medical malpractice defense, land use, zoning, governmental, and administrative approvals, consumer collection claims, labor and employment law, and commercial litigation, Mr. Aungst has extensive experience representing large health care systems and medical providers.  He has provided representation for BayCare Health System, All Children’s Hospital, and community institutions such as the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Ruth Eckerd Hall.  Mr. Aungst also has extensive experience representing clients before governmental entities such as the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County in the areas of land use, zoning, development review, and code enforcement.

A resident of Clearwater since 1988, Mr. Aungst is an active participant in the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, having served as legal counsel and past Chairman, the YMCA of the Suncoast, and First United Methodist Church of Clearwater.  Brian also serves the citizens of Pinellas County and the Sixth Judicial Circuit as a gubernatorial appointee to the Juvenile Welfare Board and the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.


O. George Bamis

Mr. Bamis practices exclusively in the areas of Family Law and Immigration and Nationality Law.  As a Family Law Attorney, Mr. Bamis has used his extensive trial experience to help clients navigate through some of their most stressful and difficult times of their lives in matters of divorce, child custody, child support, relocations, and modifications of Final Judgments.


As an Immigration attorney, Mr. Bamis has represented numerous individuals and companies from all over the world in a variety of complex immigration matters, including administrative filings with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as well as Removal (“Deportation”) cases before the U.S. Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals. As a first generation born American, Mr. Bamis takes great pride in helping people legally enter and remain in the United States.

Raymond C. Carr

Mr. Carr represents clients in business and corporate matters, business litigation and real estate litigation.

Stephen O. Cole

Mr. Cole represents entities and individuals in resolving disputes, seeking to avoid litigation when that best serves the client’s interests, but prepared to counsel and to represent them in litigation when necessary. Mr. Cole is experienced in matters involving construction, liens and bonds, contracts, employment matters, real estate, will contests and probate matters. Mr. Cole has worked with many clients regarding employment contract disputes involving noncompetition, nondisclosure agreements and trade secrets.

Mr. Cole served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Germany.


Todd A. Jennings

Mr. Jennings’ primary area of practice is civil litigation.  He has experience litigating matters involving construction, business, insurance, contracts, employment matters, intellectual property, and admiralty.

Mr. Jennings served as a Navy Officer aboard the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, USS Maryland SSBN 738


Joshua Magidson

Mr. Magidson’s primary area of practice is civil trial work, with extensive work in commercial cases, creditors’ rights and general civil litigation.  He has experience in handling federal civil rights cases involving first amendment issues and local municipal ordinances which he successfully litigated before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Business representation includes auto dealerships.


J. Matt Marquardt

Mr. Marquardt is general counsel to numerous successful companies.  He also handles commercial loans for lending institutions.

James Addison Martin, Jr.

Mr. Martin represents several local and national healthcare providers and individual physicians.  He has successfully negotiated numerous settlements on behalf of clients with favorable results and has also tried to jury verdict multiple medical malpractice cases.  Mr. Martin’s analytical skills provide clients with a clearer understanding of the issues involved so they can make informed decisions on how to proceed.  He has litigated to a successful outcome many cases for large corporations which involved numerous and often very complex issues.  Corporate leaders consistently seek his counsel to affirm their strategies and internal planning, particularly as new law changes emerge.

Thomas C. Nash, II

Tom began his legal career with the firm in 1986.  He regularly represents clients relating to the acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial properties in Florida and throughout the southeast, with an emphasis on multi-family and shopping center transactions.  Tom’s practice also involves representing commercial real estate lenders in all aspects of real estate finance.

Tom is the past chairman of the Morton Plant Mease Foundation (a foundation with over $100,000,000 in assets serving Morton Plant Hospital) and serves on the Board of Trustees of Morton Plant Mease Hospital, a facility which is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals in America.  Tom is also a Rotarian and serves as general legal counsel for the area Boy Scouts of America.

Nancy S. Paikoff

Ms. Paikoff represents hospitals, physicians, dentists and other entities.  In addition to litigation, her representation has included work on major hospital mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of primary care networks, including tax-exempt entities; advising on Stark, Anti-Kickback, HIPAA and other state and federal health care laws, and work on employment issues.

Ms. Paikoff also spends a substantial amount of time on Appellate matters, including appeals at the state and federal level.   The Appellate work has included work in the areas of professional liability and medical malpractice, discovery disputes, probate and zoning.